Come to the RASON Auction - October 30, 2021

Come to the RASON fall auction and get some new gear!  Our annual Auction is on October 30 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall (1650 CT Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT).  Setup is at 7 AM.  Doors open for sellers at 8 AM.  Buyers are welcome beginning at 9 AM.  The live auction begins at 10 AM.  Talk in is on 146.730 MHz (- Offset, PL 156.7 Hz).  There will be many items up for sale, and food will be available.  Admission is $5 and includes a complimentary donut and coffee.  Please come to support the club and grow your equipment collection!  Contact Mark KE1IU at with any questions. Tailgating is not allowed. Additional information can be found here.

New Member Program

Join RASON and get a free HT!  Thanks to the generosity of Lenny N3RPQ, RASON will be offering a free HT to any individual who joins RASON as a new member!  The HT is a Baofeng UV5-RX or similar Baofeng radio, and it will come pre-programmed with the RASON repeater in  memory.  We look forward to offering this incentive to our new members.  This program is effective August 19, 2021.  Sorry, this offer does not apply to renewals.

Technician Amateur Radio License Course

Join the world of amateur radio by getting your Technician Amateur Radio License!  RASON will be sponsoring a Technician Amateur Radio License Course commencing September 8 and continuing through February 9.  The course will be held Wednesday Evenings at 7:30 PM on Zoom.  There is no fee to take the class, but registration is required to get access to the Zoom sessions.  You will need to purchase the Technician Amateur Radio License Manual from Amazon.  More details on the course schedule, faculty, purchase instructions for the license manual and how to register can be found by clicking here.  Be sure to tell your friends!

Club Meetings

Club meetings are held the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM, except for August and December.  Due to the pandemic, we will be holding our meetings on Zoom until further notice.  Zoom invitations will be sent out approximately one week before the meeting is to occur.  Please register at to receive Zoom credentials for our meetings.  Please stop by and support your club!

Technical Seminars

RASON hosts technical seminars the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM on Zoom.  In lieu of the seminar scheduled for Thursday, June 24, we will use this time for a discussion on Field Day.  Join us to learn more about Field Day and to help us prepare!  Check out our page at for further information.  Archived presentations can be found in the Useful Links section below.

Click here for our schedule

For Sale

Premium Amateur Radio Equipment For Sale

Check out this page to see equipment for sale from RASON and local sellers.  We currently have one club item for sale in addition to an estate.

Details on the estate sale:  On offer are premium components from a well maintained amateur radio station.  All equipment is in mint condition and was known to be operational per the description for each item.  Owned by a non-smoker who took meticulous care of his equipment.  All items are being sold as-is with no warranties from the seller or from RASON.  Buyer is responsible for pickup – we will make reasonable arrangements.  Contact to make an offer or to inquire on any equipment.  You can see the description of each component by clicking on the picture to the left or this link.

Mark Noe KE1IU

When I was a child, my grandfather got me interested in electronics.  He was a part time television repairman – back in the days when televisions were able to be fixed on the basement workbench.  He bought me a Radio Shack 150 in One Electronic Experimenters Kit, and I wasContinue Reading

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Our officers are here to serve you - by coordinating activities, managing club resources and guiding the club toward growth - with the input of the membership at large.  Learn more about who we are at the link below.

RASON features repeaters on 2 meters and 70 cm.  Our repeaters are connected on Echolink and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Find the hidden transmitter!   Foxhunting tests your skill in radio direction finding and orienteering.  Our foxhunts cover a 20 square mile area, and we have both live foxhunts and hidden fox-boxes for you to find.  Come join us!

We have nets on a wide range of topics, including traffic handling, Morse code instruction, weather tracking, technical topics and general interest discussion.  Check out our local area nets and check in to one of them!

Our members have designed and built many cool homebrew projects.  Check out our project page to learn more and build your own gear and station accessories!

We have links to useful software for your amateur radio station.  Whether it is antenna modeling, Morse code training or digital modes, you can find links to external sites that will get you on your way to more functions in your station!

RASON is a very active club.  Whether it is foxhunting, VHF/UHF terrestrial all-mode work, field day, public service, nets, hilltopping or just socializing at a picnic, there is something for everyone.  Come join us!

Useful resources abound at this page: Links to other local area clubs, ARRL, AMSAT, Equipment manufacturers, suppliers, callbook servers, DX clusters and more.

Welcome to New Radio Amateurs

RASON created a New Ham Kit to help new amateur radio operators get oriented to the hobby.  Whether you are a newly-licensed radio amateur or someone who is returning to the hobby after an inactive period, check out our New Ham Kit.  It lists various resources within the club and externally to get you into amateur radio.  As ever, we are here to help.  Just contact our Public Information Officer Larry N1LFG at

Check out our New Ham Kit by clicking on the picture to the left.

Check out our Photo Gallery

RASON members enjoy many diverse aspects of the amateur radio hobby, and our club is here to support them.  Our photo gallery captures RASON members engaging in foxhunts, Field Day, our annual picnic, our auction and more.  Check out the photo gallery by clicking here or on the photo to the left.